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Top 12 interior nuances that poison your life every day



Our emotions, thoughts and even performance are influenced not only by what happens to us, but also by what surrounds us. This concept has long been known to interior designers, psychologists agree with it. Wall colors and lighting, furniture and decor can ruin our mood, and can help to cope with fatigue, relax or concentrate. invites you to find out what details in the interior “prevent us from living” and how to create an atmosphere when houses and walls help.

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Wrong choice of dominant color

Despite the fact that we usually choose the colors that we like for walls and large details of the interior, the atmosphere created by them may not cause the emotions we are counting on. It is clear that the color scheme should be selected based on the purpose of the room: what is good in the bedroom is not always appropriate in the kitchen. However, there are colors to be especially careful with anyway.

Sunny yellow, which is considered bright and cheerful, in large quantities is too difficult to perceive. In yellow rooms it is more difficult to cope with emotions: children cry more often, and adults lose their temper. Reliable brown, if it is too deep, can drive you into despondency, and in the shade of “burnt umber” will increase anxiety. While light gray causes peace and tranquility, dark can cause depression.

Mismatched Shades

It is difficult for a non-artist to imagine how many shades of the same color exist, and even more difficult to distinguish between them. But our subconscious mind for some reason catches the slightest discrepancies, and as a result, a paradox arises: we do not see them, but we get irritated to the point of grinding teeth.

Do not bet on the decor of the room in one color. It is better to choose bright accents of combining colors. It is much more difficult to make mistakes with them.

Low ceilings

The height of the ceiling also affects our mood. According to studies, in rooms where the ceiling simply “crushes”, people subconsciously feel like they are trapped, and this interferes with creative activity. But spacious rooms stimulate mental activity, help to concentrate.

Make a border around the perimeter on the walls in the color of the ceiling 5-7 cm wide, lift the curtain rod on the windows to the very top and hang long curtains. This will create the illusion of a taller room. Discard massive chandeliers in favor of wall sconces and floor lamps, and select low and wide furniture.

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Arched doorways

Beautiful arched openings can transform the interior of the building. They look great in galleries, in the halls, on the verandas of country houses in the Tuscan style. Making arches in a small apartment is a big mistake, you can go crazy because there is no way to retire, to close the door behind you, to feel protected.

Do not leave the arched doorway “naked”; there are light and elegant door models that do not burden the design of the room. If you only dream of an arch, pay attention to the English style - you will have much less problems with it.

Lack of natural light

The average modern person spends up to 90% of their time indoors and suffers from a lack of sunlight. Insomnia, a weakened immune system, seasonal affective disorder, or, simply put, depression, sleep disturbance - this is what we have to pay for the lack of natural light. But in rooms where there is no shortage of daylight, the ability to concentrate increases, we work more productively - this has been proven by scientists.

If you are unlucky with enough wide windows, use as many bright colors as possible in the design and decor of the rooms, think about mirrors, glossy and other reflective surfaces. Shiny glass chandeliers, silver or gilded accessories, shining nickel, acrylic furniture - all these objects reflect sunlight well, filling them with the room. Interior doors made of glass or with stained glass inserts will also help.

Gloomy view from the window

The best view from the window is on natural landscapes. City residents should know that the more details in the urban scenes that open to their eyes, the more movement, the more difficult it is to concentrate, because the brain simply does not have time to process the incoming information. A constantly changing picture is tiring and disorganizing. However, a static view of the trash or just a groomed street does not inspire optimism.

To cope with this misfortune, light tulle with a rare weave will help, which with a soft veil shields your home from an unattractive look, or a stained-glass film with a pleasant, but not too bright ornament.

Unsuitable indoor plants

Many studies have repeatedly noted that the presence of indoor plants has a positive effect on mood, reduces stress, and even helps to improve relationships within the family or team. Scientists have also proven that children around whom there is enough greenery learn better. However, there is one room in the apartment where the presence of plants can lead to negative consequences. This is the bedroom. If you don’t choose flowers that emit carbon dioxide during the day and oxygen at night, then your sleep will be disturbed, you will not rest normally and this will not add to your health or a positive attitude to life

According to a NASA study, the best oxygenator plants are English ivy, sansevieria (popularly known as "mother-in-law's tongue"), aloe vera, dracaena, chlorophytum and exotic orchid beauties. These green friends will work for us as natural purification plants, freeing the room of toxins, dust and germs, and in return bringing clean air and a sense of peace.

Cheap fabrics

Tasteless synthetic things not only make the interior cheap, but also spoil our mood. Emotions and sensory perception are closely intertwined. Our brain has no confidence in things with a rough texture, which means that subconsciously we are waiting for a dirty trick in such an environment, we cannot relax. Psychologists call this "visual expectation."

If you want comfort and peace in the house, you should not save on bedding, upholstery fabrics and curtains. Get rid of synthetic rugs, pillows with lurex and sparkles, replace with those things, the touch of which makes us purr with happiness.

The abundance in the interior of various patterns

Beautiful dynamic patterns on the walls, upholstery, pillows and bedspreads, carpets and interior items not only make the room lively, but also stimulate our sensory experience, pleasantly “tickle” the brain. But if subconsciously we do not perceive them as suitable for each other, then this discrepancy will annoy all the time.

In order not to make a mistake, we choose natural patterns - they are associated with positive emotions, harmony and balance. We combine them with the correct geometric elements or with plain fabrics, similar in color. A composition with the same elements of different colors will be pleasant to the eye.

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Pile of furniture and items

There is no doubt that cluttered rooms are evil. They are difficult to clean and easy to get injured. Pile of things subconsciously causes a feeling of danger, especially if they are installed in the aisles. But this is not all the disadvantages of our passion for hoarding and the desire to shove as much as possible into the room. Psychologists have shown that in houses full of trash, conflicts often occur, people in them are more aggressive and even tend to raise their hands on children.

When we furnish a room, we must definitely think about how people will move around it. No one should climb over or trip over one piece of furniture to gain access to another. We should be able to pass through the room unhindered, and not squeeze along the cunning zigzag route. Take away everything that you can do without. If necessary, repeat the action until you restore order in the room, and balance in your soul.

Empty plain walls

Absolutely empty monochromatic walls are associated with temporary housing. Unwillingness to "settle in" the space suggests that we do not perceive it as ours. A home is not only a place where we are safe and comfortable, but also a place where we can explore and develop our personality.

If you have no desire to decorate the room with objects of art, think of shelves with books, fresh flowers, wallpaper with bright patterns, mirrors on the walls. Remember the places where you feel calm and relaxed, try to understand what causes you an emotional response, and reproduce it in your home.

Incorrectly hung paintings or photographs

It seems that there is nothing difficult in hammering a nail into the wall and hanging a picture or photograph in a frame. Believe me, everything is not so simple. If you do not follow the rules, you can easily make a mistake, and then a seemingly beautiful and even hanging work of art will subconsciously strain us, it will seem to us that it is about to fall.

Check that the middle of the painting is at the level of 140-160 cm from the floor line, then it will be approximately at eye level and will be comfortable to look at. If you are hanging several frames, the distance between them should be at least 5-7 cm so that there is no feeling of a cluttered space.

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